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Chance for scholarships?

HawkerzHawkerz Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited October 2006 in University of Rochester
GPA (UW): 3.8/4.0
GPA (W): 4.0/4.0

SAT's:
2250 cumulative; 780 math, 700 CR, 770 writing

Courseload (AP, all other classes are Honors/Advanced):
AP World Hist
AP Comp Sci (Took a year early due to finishing prereq course in 2wks)
AP US Hist
AP English Lang
AP Statistics
AP Physics B (Took a year early; placed out of regular physics)
AP Chemistry
AP US Gov't
AP English Lit
AP Calc BC
AP Psych

that's 11 AP altogether, with an average of ~4

EC's:
25hr/week at local store, youngest manager there
Varsity Riflery (Captain)
Mock Trial (Captain, lead attorney)
Drama Production (Technical Director, President)
Quiz Bowl (Captain)
Political Forum/Debate (President)
International Crisis Simulation/Yorker Club (Council)

Honors:
American Invitational Math Exam Participant
NMS Commended Student
Spanish and Nat'l Honor society member, Math Honor society member

What do you think? Any chance of money?
Post edited by Hawkerz on

Replies to: Chance for scholarships?

  • texas789texas789 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    I'd also like to know my chances for merit scholarships - 2220 SAT, top 3%, siemens regional finalist
  • shennieshennie Registered User Posts: 2,467 Senior Member
    I think that both of you will likely receive at least $10,000 each year for 4 years. They pretty much give that to everyone who has over a 2100 SAT and good grades. After that, who knows. The best way to increase your chances for merit aid is to visit campus this fall and interview. They also select about 60 or so applicants to be considered seperately for 10 full tuition scholarships. Many folks who are considered for that but aren't selected are awarded half scholarships. I don't know what the criteria is for being considered for those. (My son got invited to campus for this in the spring of senior year. We were a bit surprised that he was being considered. He was eventually awarded a half-tuition scholarship but is attending a different school.) Finally, UR also partipates in National Merit, so if you are a finalist and list them as your first choice school, you will get an additional $2000 each year.
  • juniorinhsjuniorinhs Registered User Posts: 645 Member
    same question.
    2360 SAT. Top 1%. Other than stats, what else is considered for these merit scholarships? Will I be at a disadvantage if I do not put Rochester as No. 1 on my National Merit forms (or is it a totally separate spiel)?
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